The Cyclechic Blog: Advice and inspiration for the stylish cyclist

Cyclechic warriors

This is my first blog, showing real people out on the streets fighting the war against Lycra. I spotted Lori bringing some much needed glamour to a rather drab Wednesday evening in Shepherds Bush. Her outfit perfectly complemented her rather lovely black Brompton with her red bag and scarf matching her rear light...Cyclechic indeed.

Posted by caz at 11:29

A boy bringing beer on a bicycle...

..where can I get one??

Posted by caz at 23:39

Tip 5: Boyfriend's T shirt

When cycling to work go for 'the boyfreind fit' look and borrow one of your man's T-shirts. Loosefitting T-shirts look great with the right jeans and hide a mutitude of sins. They are also nice and cool to cycle in so you don't get too sweaty before the day begins. You can then change in to your nice clean top when you get to work..Viola - fresh as a daisy and image still well and truly in tact!

Posted by caz at 17:04

Tip 4: save money

Ok so you might not save millions but you could save £100's maybe even £1000's on travel in a year. What with constant Oyser top ups, congestion charge and overpriced Taxi's, getting about in London can cost you a small fortune. Cycling on the other hand is FREE!!!!! Leaving you to spend your money on the far more interesting things in life.

Even if you don't cycle everyday it is the perfect solution for those weeks just before pay day or the next installment of your student loan when you have the painful prediciment of choosing between a weeks bus pass or a Friday night out. Such dilemmas can be avoided by cycling for the week and spending the money on having a good time rather than the boring cost of getting from A to B.

Posted by caz at 13:45

city lady

Posted by caz at 18:20

Sun, 2007-11-25 16:54

Posted by caz at 17:54

Tip 3: Legwarmers are the new bicycle clips

Legwarmers are a modern day alternative to the bicycle clip. If you are wearing wide legged trousers or boot cut jeans just pop legwarmers on over them and you will avoid any unpleasant chain scuffing. (Long socks work just as well)

An extra safety tip is to wear bright 80’s style colours. Your ankles are moving as you cycle so they can catch a drivers eyes, alerting them to your presence, more successfully than bright colours on your upper body.

Both Topshop and American Apparel do great legwarmers in a wide range of colours from bright pink to more subtle autumnal shades. For a slightly more stylish warmer of the leg go to hosiery boutique Tabio

Posted by caz at 16:15

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